The National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia (NHRCM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Police Agency (NPA) in 2017 for the purpose of ensuring the human rights and freedoms guaranteed under the national and international laws, preventing from and redressing for any human rights violation, raising public awareness of human rights, and improving legal frameworks. Under the MOU, the heads of the two parties discussed about potential collaboration for the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the NHRCM as well as 75th Anniversary of the United Nations such as organizing advocacy campaign for prevention of torture, combat and prevention of domestic violence, conducting a study on situation of victims of domestic violence, study on legal framework in relation to the punishment for drug and substance users and study on crime of livestock theft on 18 August 2020. The meeting was attended by the heads of various departments and divisions of the National Police Agency including the Department of Administration and Management, Anti-Drug Control Department, Criminal Police Division, Ecological Police Unit, Prevention Unit, Anti-Domestic Violence Division, Division to Protect Children from Crime, Investigation Division and Media Centre of the NPA.
Since the MOU was signed, every year the two parties adopt the joint annual -plan and conduct training, inquiry and advocacy activities altogether. Apart from the planned activities, the NHRCM and the NPA have agreed to establish a working group to oversee the implementation of the labour rights of police which was reflected in the NHRCM’s “14th Report on Situation of Human Rights and Freedoms in Mongolia” and conduct inquiry into storage and safety of hazardous materials in Mongolia and re-train the human rights trainers from the police in the second half of 2020.